Chronology of my LIFE!

October 27th, 2007

Chronology of My Life

Born March 5th, 1988 in Charlottesville VA

Learned to walk and talk

Went to Elementary School

Started playing soccer

Moved from the house I grew up in

Started Private Girls School

Went to High School

Got into Sirens [a cappella group]

Met/started dating my boyfriend Robbie

Starting Pole Vaulting my Freshman Year

Went to Italy to play soccer Junior Summer

Got into UMW

Went to Nationals in NY for Pving

Graduated from CHS

Went to States and lost after a 21-1 season

Came to UMW

Declared a History Major

Got an Apartment

Started YWLP

Made this list


I noted all the things because they are important to me. Extracurricular activites/sports have always been important to me and so I noted them in my landmarks.  It’s hard to limit myself to a few key things. I know I will think of more but this is the best I can do. These are the most memorable things/most exciting/most life altering/things I am most proud of [I guess], and this is only the first 19 years! Weeeww.

The role of chronology is to see previous events and how they might have affected the ones after them. Order is important.


October 27th, 2007

So it’s not that I am shy… you all know that. But something about making an official presentation is a little bit more intimidating than making snide comments during class. I guess it’s good to make the connection now that my career should probably not include oral presentations as a major element of it. That’s ok with me. As I commented with Mary Beth’s post – the speaking center is going to be my good good friend before the ten minute presentation. Maybe I should start a regiment where “like” “basically” and “um” are not allowed to come out of my mouth… it could help right? Hey… at least that ones over right? Only one more to go and then my speaking intensive gen. eds are ooooovvvverrr.

passive voice and quotations

October 12th, 2007

potential quotations –

“Upon returning home we thought more about the situation and felt that the fairgrounds were not a very suitable place to collect and handle cattle…” Roger Roop

“are heifers being given to countries suffering military defeat? not yet. the war emergency act makes it impossible, but we hope to very soon.  Hungry women and children everywhere must be fed.” – HP pamphlet.

[in relation to pacifists/COs in the Brethren church and applying for CO status in WWII.] – “the tension between beliefs and actual practice made it difficult for young men to make a decision…” – Yoder

Passive voice has always been a problem for me but what i understand is that it is not simplified and direct, it uses the word form to be, and it doesn’t make it clear who is doing the action. Here is a swing at an example….

When she woke up this morning, she had to remember to get coffee and do her homework.

drum roll please

October 9th, 2007

So the first one is true. I did pole-vault in high school all four years in indoor and outdoor track – but my true love is soccer [fyi]. I also DID pass out in my first track meet and it is probably to this day my most humiliating moment.

I did live in VA last year but not to my delight. Also as Maura said I had finite in the evenings not at 9am. I did get a bit turned around last year but I never got so lost that I missed a class and cried about it.


October 2nd, 2007

1. My first track meet in high school was a complete disaster. I originally joined the track team to stay in shape for soccer and planned to only pole-vault which required much less running. The first meet didn’t have pole-vaulting as an event so I was put into 2 races to see what I could do. My first race was the 600 meter. I was placed into a mediocre heat, one which I should have won easily. I went out strong, extremely nervous, tense, and holding my breath a bit. There were 4 laps to this race because the indoor facility was small. To be honest I don’t remember all that much of what happened after the 3rd lap. I remember being ahead of everyone and my friends cheering. Then I remember things getting hazy, and slowing down. Next thing I knew everything went black and then the race was over. My 60 year old coach had pick me off the track and laid me into the high jump mat. I learned a valuable lesson that day about running and about life – Don’t hold your breath.


2. My first day of college was a memorable one. To my delight I had been placed to live in Virginia Hall. I had finite math early the first morning of classes and began on my way to Trinkle feeling hopeful that the day would be a good one. As a Freshman naturally I had no idea where I was going. I have also never particularly excelled at understanding directions. I found myself outside of Jepson at 9:00am, on the completely wrong side of campus. Consulting my printed out, highlighted, and checked twice schedule and trying hard not to cry, I wandered toward DuPont and further off track. At this time I was very distraught, but everyone else was in class by this time because I was so late. I tried to call my roommate Molly but she didn’t answer. I decided that I would walk back the way I came and ask the first person I happened upon how to get to Trinkle. I have never seen campus walk so deserted. On my walk back to Virginia [which I thankfully found with little difficulty] I met no one. By the time I got back to my room it was 9:30 and class was practically over already so I lay down on my bed and cried. I learned an important life lesson that day – get good directions and learn how to use them.

Chapter 15 Review

October 2nd, 2007

Shenton, James P. and Kenny, Kevin. “Ethnicity and Immigration.” The New American History: Revised and Expanded Edition” ed. Eric Foner. Philadelphia, Temple University Press: 1997. 353-373.

[the above is considered practice with citations… so if its wrong tell me]

Shenton and Kenny discuss how immigration and definitions of ethnicity have evolved as a process since 1790 in America. Along with that they touch on the importance of researching “conflicts over resources, power, and culture between immigrants and the larger society the enter” in helping to define ethnicity. They discuss immigrants places of origins but also focus on how racially or culturally they differ from “Americans” and how they are treated as a result in that society. Overall this review is more focused on numerical evidence and historical background, compiling over 100 sources on the topic and referencing plenty of them.

Shenton and Kenny structured this piece primarily in chronological order from 1790 to present, but also broke it down further into origins of the immigrants. They references on average another work per paragraph of their own writing/compiling. The bibliography is organized conveniently into general information then chronological eras of immigration so that finding the sources they sited was relatively easy to do.